3 Things You Can Do Before Your Child Has Surgery to Help Prevent a Wrongful Death
Watching someone you love go through surgery is stressful, and when it’s your child, the situation becomes even more intense. You would do anything you could to trade places with him, but unfortunately, you can’t. What you can do is attempt to protect him from medical mistakes. Taking the appropriate precautions could prevent you from having to file a Boise wrongful death claim.
Talk With the Anesthesiologist
The anesthesiologist puts your child under anesthesia. He administers all of the anesthetic drugs prior to putting your child under, and gives the final doses that helps him fall asleep. Some of these medications can have adverse reactions if he has any type of allergies. Additionally, some medical conditions can prevent the anesthesia from working properly. Alert the anesthesiologist of any issues your child has and talk with him to fully understand what he is going to do.
Watch the Doctor
We’ve all heard of the person who goes in for heart surgery and wakes up with a missing leg. Medical mistakes shouldn’t happen—but they do. Watch the doctor carefully when he makes his surgical marks on your young one before the operation begins, to ensure he plans on performing the correct procedure.
Discuss the Surgery
Talk with the doctor before the operation to know exactly what you should expect. Discussing the procedure also allows you to make sure the doctor plans on performing the correct surgery.
Many doctors are overworked, and hospitals are often understaffed, which can lead to medical mistakes. Such an error could cause you to need to file a wrongful death claim.
If such a tragedy happens to you, the Boise Personal Injury and Malpractice Trial Attorney Alan Morton of Morton Law Offices may be able to help. Contact him today to schedule a free initial consultation about the facts of your case.
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